Nanami, a school teacher with an extremely uneventful life, spends her free time on Planet, a social network service where she meets Tetsuya, who she starts to date and eventually winds up marrying. But in order to make it look like she has more family and friends, Nanami will have to hire actors to fill seats. Shunji Iwai presents us with an unpredictable fable about these dark times of the Internet.
He directed music videos, commercials and pieces for television before taking the big leap to film with Love Letter (95), the start of a unique and highly acclaimed filmography. He’s also the author of novels, essays and scripts.